Loose Women’s Janet Street Porter confuses Katie Piper with another famous face on the show.
The 74-year-old, previously a 38-year-old TV presenter, was obsessed with the Doctor Who star in a previous episode of the ITV talk show.
Katie – who became a panelist on the program in July 2021 – returned to the show on Friday and recalled the moment that happened.
Star said: “I had a weird moment that happened last time on this show.
“I was with Janet and backstage at the meeting she called me Billy.
“He actually called me Bill at first and I thought, ‘Is this his new nickname for me?’
“Then on set she called me Billy again and I realized she thinks I’m Billy Piper.”
Katie couldn’t help laughing about the situation and said: “At what level do you correct someone? I was like, ‘I think I’m gonna replace it with a deed pole right now. I don’t want to stand on Janet’ .’”
Billy rose to fame in 1996 after appearing on the children’s show Scratchy & Company and later signed a record deal.
She achieved the number one spot with her single Because We Want To, which was later followed by another top hit Girlfriend.
After two successful albums, Billy decided to pursue his acting career and starred in Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and most recently, I Hate Suzy.
In 2008, Katie was attacked with acid by Stephen Sylvester, who was staged by ex-boyfriend Daniel Lynch.
It left her with severe burns all over her body and blind in one eye, and she documented her struggles a year later in the Channel 4 documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face.
Since then Katie has had several operations to heal her injuries and has created the Katie Piper Foundation to help others who are just like her.
Earlier this month the mother of two revealed that she was taken to the hospital for an emergency operation after having some food.
The model and activist opened up about her ordeal on Instagram, sharing a photo from her hospital bed.
Katie captioned the picture: “So, last night I stopped eating something that caused my esophagus to spasm, which meant it closed, meaning I couldn’t even swallow my own saliva And ended up at A&E for an emergency procedure. Esophagus (a week not the way to start).
“I’ve got a long history of treatment with my esophagus, I’ve had three hardenings of tight scar tissue from what happened before and it’s something I’m aware of but haven’t happened in years.
“But, out of surgery and it turned out great and I just ate ice cream which felt heavenly!”
She continued: “Many thanks to the NHS doctors and nurses who did an incredible job and were so attentive, now for a rest day.”
Katie’s attacker Daniels was given two life sentences behind bars, with Stephen serving six years before being released in 2018.
However, he was re-admitted in November 2019 for a string of car thefts before being freed again in June 2020.
Katie tied the knot with Richard Sutton in 2015 and shares two daughters together; Seven-year-old Belle and three-year-old Penelope.
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